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Feast of the Holy Name of Mary - September 12

Prayer to Honor the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary


One Woman's Life


All the blessings of God are seen in one woman's life.

All the blessings in this woman's life

are seen in every woman's life.

She is Mary, Woman of Nazareth, mother of Jesus.

The first red of daylight reveals her

and draws me to the depths of dawn.

The budded green branch shouts aloud her name

and promises me a time of hope and power.

The lucid stream, flowing and concealing nothing,

but adding beauty to stones in the rippling light,

calls to me to look through the ripples of life

to the clear lucidity of God's inner being.

And in that light I see Mary:

One woman.

Every woman.

- Mary T. Malone